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Tuesday, 02 February 2016 13:58

Zimbabwe Vigil Press Release – 1st February 2016

 

Zimbabweans protest at looting British GP

 

Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to protest outside a clinic in Nottingham run by a Zimbabwean immigrant doctor who has seized one of the last white-owned farms in Zimbabwe.

 

Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro, a British citizen, claims that the Mugabe regime has told him he can have the farm although he has been resident in England for more than 15 years. His wife, Veronica is related to Mugabe’s wife Grace.

 

The farm has been besieged by hired thugs for months but last Friday armed police forced their way in and took away the owner Zimbabwean-born Phillip Rankin who was about to harvest a crop worth up to £240,000.

 

The demonstration is organized by the Zimbabwe Vigil which has been protesting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London every Saturday since October 2002 in support of human rights in Zimbabwe.

 

Vigil Co-ordinator Fungayi Mabhunu said: ‘The Nyatsuros have grown rich on the NHS. What do they think they are doing depriving a productive farmer of his home and his livelihood just because he is white? Zimbabwe needs farmers not hypocritical absentee landlords. Nottingham must say that now that the Nyatsuros have the farm they must go and work the land there. Instead it will be a glorified holiday home while Zimbabwe starves.’

 

The Zimbabwe Vigil is running the following petition to David Cameron: Zimbabwean exiles in the United Kingdom and sympathisers are appalled by the behaviour of Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro and his wife Veronica who run the Willows Medical Centre in Nottingham. Dr Nyatsuro is a British citizen, long resident in this country, yet he has illegally seized a farm in Zimbabwe owned by a white Zimbabwean farmer, Mr Phillip Rankin, who bought it with the approval of the Mugabe government. Dr Nyatsuro and his wife are reported to be connected to Grace Mugabe. We are puzzled why a British doctor should want a farm in Zimbabwe since he and his wife are apparently in full-time employment here and have no known farming expertise in a country facing starvation. We ask your government to consider revoking Dr Nyatsuro’s citizenship on the grounds that ‘it was obtained by means of fraud, false representation or concealment of any material fact’ (see: Deprivation of British citizenship and withdrawal of passport facilities – file:///Users/GG/Downloads/SN06820%20(1).pdf: House of Commons Library). We also question his suitability to run an NHS clinic in Nottingham while farming in Zimbabwe.

 

Date and time: Friday 5th February from 12 noon – 3 pm.

Venue: The Willows Medical Centre, Church Street, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1BJ.

For directions, check: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=38275

Contact: Chamunorwa Chisuko 07832927609, Enniah Dube 07403439707, Tino Mashonganika 07453272078, Fungayi Mabhunu 07907089899, Rose Benton 07970996003.

For flyer see:   https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/24145698813/sizes/o/

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Zimbabweans protest again at looting British GP PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 20:03

Zimbabwe Vigil Press Release – 10th November 2015

 

Zimbabweans protest again at looting British GP

 

Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to stage another demonstration on Friday outside a clinic in Nottingham run by a doctor who is attempting to seize a farm in Zimbabwe.

 

Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro, a British citizen, claims that the Mugabe regime has told him he can have the farm although he has been resident in England for more than 10 years.

 

He and his wife Veronica, who is related to Grace Mugabe, are trying to kick out the owner Philip Rankin, who bought the farm with the approval of the Mugabe authorities. He has been besieged in his home by hired thugs unable to care for his tobacco crop worth up to £240,000.

 

The demonstration is organized by the Zimbabwe Vigil, which has been protesting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London every Saturday since October 2002 in support of human rights in Zimbabwe.

 

Vigil Co-ordinator Fungayi Mabhunu said: ‘All we require from the Nyatsuros to stop our protests outside their clinic is that they drop their greedy and hypocritical claim on a farm in Zimbabwe with which they have no connection. They are obviously prospering here so what need do they have to take over someone’s home and livelihood in Zimbabwe?’

 

The Nyatsuros have made legal threats to try to stop press coverage of their outrageous behaviour. The Daily Telegraph here in the UK dropped a report it had carried in their print edition from their website. The Times was braver: it still carries its report on the Times website but with the disclaimer: ‘This article is the subject of a legal complaint from Mrs Veronica Nyatsuro’.

 

Date and time: Friday 13th November from 12 noon – 3 pm.

Venue: The Willows Medical Centre, Church Street, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1BJ.

For directions, check: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=38275

Contact: Chamunorwa Chisuko 07832920609, Enniah Dube 07403439707, Fungayi Mabhunu 07907089899.

 
Nottingham demonstration against farm looter – Tuesday 27th October 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 October 2015 19:26

About fifty people gathered in Nottingham on Tuesday to protest outside a clinic run by Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro who is trying to seize a farm in Zimbabwe.  The following leaflet was handed out to passers-by and posted in letter boxes in the immediate area.

Demonstration at Willows Medical Centre
The Zimbabwe Vigil and its sister organisation the Restoration of Human Rights in Zimbabwe (ROHR) are demonstrating in protest at an attempt by Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro to seize a farm in Zimbabwe owned by a Zimbabwean Philip Rankin, who is currently besieged in his home by a gang of thugs. Dr Nyatsuro has lived in the UK for more than 10 years and is a British citizen. He is a GP not a farmer but, as a relative of Mugabe’s wife, he has grabbed the opportunity to steal the farm from Mr Rankin, who bought it with the approval of the Mugabe regime. The Rankin family will not receive compensation and will lose their tobacco crop worth £240,000. If Dr Nyatsuro gets away with this theft Mr Rankin should be entitled to seize the GP’s properties in the UK.

It was a lively day with drumming, singing and dancing. A full report will be given in the diary on Saturday.

Thanks to those who came from far and wide to attend in support of the principles of honesty, fair play and non-racism: Alice Shadenyi, Audry Chamangira, Benjamin Chigamba, Casper Nyamakura, Cephas Maswoswa, Chamu Chisuko, Chipo Kamhunga, Chipo Parirenyatwa, Christopher Kamuzonde, Cleopatra Matinyadze, Cloud Chunga, Danny Kadiki, Dennis Benton, Edna Mdoka, Emmaculate Tshuma, Enniah Dube, Ephraim Tapa, Esther Nyambi, Eunice Mucherechedzo, Gladys Muduve, Humphrey Dube, Irvine Huni, Ishmael Makina, Jackson Magaya, Janemary Mapfumo, Joana Kwenda, Linton Magume, Marjory Kunaka, Mercy Chapepa, Minienhle Sibanda, Nobukhosi Moyo, Nomsa Mpofu, Paul Chipamhadze, Pedzisai James, Percy Chagwiza, Phylis M Magejo, Raphael Benton, Rashiwe Bayisayi, Rose Benton, Sally Mutseyami, Sharon Moyo, Sibusisiwe Tshuma, Stephen Drew, Tecla Bandawe, Thulani Chagwiza, Tino Mashonganyika, Virginia Mutyambizi, Wilbert Mukori, Yvonne Makombe and all the children. Thanks to Enniah and Chamu for their leadership in organising the demonstration.

For pictures of the demonstration check:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zimbabwevigil/albums/72157660425764325

 

FOR THE RECORD: 49 signed the register. 

 

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Zimbabweans protest at looting British GP PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 October 2015 13:42

Zimbabwe Vigil Media Release – 22nd October 2015

 

Zimbabweans protest at looting British GP

Zimbabwean exiles in the UK are to stage a demonstration next Tuesday outside a clinic in Nottingham run by a doctor who is attempting to seize a farm in Zimbabwe.

Dr Sylvester Nyatsuro, a British citizen, claims that the Mugabe regime has told him he can have the farm although he has been resident in England for more than 10 years.

He and his wife Veronica, apparently the clinic’s practice manager, are trying to kick out the owner Philip Rankin, who bought the farm after independence with the approval of the Mugabe authorities. He is now besieged in his home unable to care for his tobacco crop worth up to £240,000.

The demonstration is organized by the Zimbabwe Vigil  which has been protesting outside the Zimbabwe Embassy in London every Saturday since October 2002 in support of human rights in Zimbabwe.

Vigil Co-ordinator Fungayi Mabhunu said: ‘We want to show our disgust at the hypocritical behavior of someone who has prospered in this country but wants to benefit from the illegitimate Mugabe regime. The Nyatsuros pretend that this is all legal but it just stinks of nepotism. Mrs Nyatsuro has admitted she is related to Mugabe’s wife Grace. The owner is a white man born in Zimbabwe and has no other home. Perhaps he should take over the Nyatsuros’ properties here in exchange.’

The Vigil has written to the local NHS Commissioning Group drawing attention to the matter with copies to the General Medical Council and the Department of Health as well as the Home Office and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. For the letter see: http://www.zimvigil.co.uk/the-vigil-diary/726-expel-british-farm-looter--zimbabwe-vigil-diary-17th-october-2015.

Date and time: Tuesday 27th October from 12 noon – 3 pm.

Venue: The Willows Medical Centre, Church Street, Carlton, Nottingham NG4 1BJ.

For directions, check: http://www.nhs.uk/Services/GP/MapsAndDirections/DefaultView.aspx?id=38275

Contact: Chamunorwa Chisuko 07832920609, Enniah Dube 07403439707, Fungayi Mabhunu 07907089899, Rose Benton 07970996003.

 
Grace Mugabe Party – Media Release: 23rd July 2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 July 2015 14:40

Exiled Zimbabweans and friends will be holding a party at the Zimbabwe Embassy in London on Saturday 25th July to mark the 50th birthday of Dr Amai Mugabe.

 

The Zimbabwe Vigil hopes the party will be attended by the spouse of the Zimbabwe Ambassador and the spice of Ambassadors of friendly nations such as China, Russia, Belarus, Syria, Iran, North Korea and Venezuela, as well as African countries.

 

The party will take place between 2 pm and 6 pm to coincide with a grand celebration at Dr Grace’s Harare home in Borrowdale Brook, the Blue Roof Residence, where guests will enjoy a lavish dinner dance.

 

The organisers say all food and drink will be on the house ‘including expensive whiskeys and wines’. The Vigil trusts that, given Dr Grace’s tireless charity work, Zimbabwe’s starving people will not be turned away.

 

We urge the hungry to turn up in force for the free food. Vendors and the unemployed especially welcome.

 

Details

Venue: Outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London WC2R 0JR

Time: 2 – 6 pm

Contact: Fungayi Mabhunu 07907 089 899, Rose Benton 07970 996 003.

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